Maersk Supply Service was awarded a turn-key contract by an Energy Major company in the North Sea for the Transport & Installation (T&I) of an FPSO mooring system.

The project focuses on the installation of Anchor Pile (driven) and Ground Chain. In this integrated solutions project, MSS was responsible for delivering all aspects of PM&E, storage and inspection, procurement, mobilisation of the installation vessels and completing T&I of the piles and ground chain.


Project Details

Energy Major in the North Sea

Project Location:
UK North Sea

Project Scope:
Anchor Pile & Ground Installation

Project Timeline:
January – July 2020

Number of Vessels:
2 Maersk vessels – I-class and L-class

Water Depth:
165 m

Number of Piles:
12, each 96″, 2.44m Ø, and 30m long

Length of Chain:
177mm (R4) Bottom Chain, 210 long

One Team Approach

Enabling projects to run smoothly

The MSS Project Team and the Client established a collaborative and transparent relationship that resulted in efficient scheduling of operations and timely resolution of issues. There was a primary focus on maintaining an integrated team approach between MSS and the Client. We had jointly developed a project safety charter utilised to enhance HSSEQ initiatives and induct the Subcontractors into the collaborative ‘One Team’ philosophy.

Efficiency of combined Vessel Operations

Superior capabilities

By working in tandem, the Maersk L-Class (Lifter) and Maersk I-Class (Inventor) efficiently performed the challenging installation of the anchors and ground chain. The vessel mobilisations were completed side by side at the project operating base. Together, the vessels transported and installed the anchor piles, in groups of four anchors, in three cluster segments.

Agile Working and Active Collaboration

Problem-solving and integrated solutions finding

Maersk Supply Service brings over 50 years of hands-on offshore experience to every project scope. With a high regard to quality, the on and offshore project team addressed the associated challenges from COVID-19 and ensured the installation was completed safely and efficiently.

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